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of the stories people are talking about tonight. >>> new fallout in britain's phone hacking scandal. as tina kraus reports for wjz from london, there are now allegations reporters tried to get phone roisheds of -- records of 9/11 victims. >>> the phone hacking scandal that took down rupert murdoch's news of the world, could be spreading to its other papers. there are now reports journalists working at news international papers, including the sun and sunday times, hacked into the personal information of ex-prime minister gordon brown. things like his bank account. and his son's medical record. news international says it's investigating this latest charge. >> cannot go on like this. there will have to be some kind of massive, massive clearout of the stables really. it just looks terrible. >> reporter: murdoch is still supporting its embattled ceo, rebecca brooks. british police will question her later this week about the phone hacking cover-up that happened on her watch, at news around the world. >> london's daily mirror tabloid is hitting murdoch with corruption. the paper quotes an ex-new yo
, britain's prime minister, grilled about the phone hacking scheme. >>> it is just after 6:30. and 91 degrees. hello, here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. >> first day with rupert giant on the media hot seat. now, british lawmakers are hammering their own lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. david cameron emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> order! >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister over the debate in a phone hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief, andycologiston. colson -- andy colson. they hacked into the voice mails of politicians. >> reporter: with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed, i would not have offered him the job and i don't expect he would have taken it. >> it's not about whether he lied to him. it's about all of the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> now that he's been arrested, the prime minister is under even more pressure to distance
, along with britain to support rebel forces. >>> the uprising in libya is at the center of a local mother's search. her son, a baltimore journalist, disappeared during the first week of the struggle. mary joins us now with more on the story. >> reporter: karen van dyke has travel to the other side of the world and will not give up until she brings her son home. >> overthrowing moammar gadhafi in libya. tear apart a baltimore mother and her son, an independent journalist, at the center of an international mystery. matthew van dyke is an adventurer who frequently left his south baltimore home to explore the middle east on the back of a motorcycle. this spring, he felt a calling to witness history, when the libyan people were trying to overthrow their government. his mother said he headed fearlessly for the action. >> not only was he witnessing, he was right smack in the middle of it. he is in the middle of someone else's war. >> reporter: the last time sharon van dyke heard matthew's voice was march 12th. he told her he was heading to ben gaza and they talked the next day. >> there was a re
for wjz, the country is outraged. and prime minister is doing damage control. >> reporter: britain's prime minister is trying to distance himself from the scandal that has taken down one of the world's biggest tabloids. they have arrested andy schoolson on suspicion he was involved with tabbing into cell phones and intercepting voice mails. after phone hacking allegations forced him to resign from the paper in 2007. >> the decision to harm was nine mine and mine alone. and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: police also arrested clive goodman, a former top news of the world reporter. more arrests could be coming, with allegations the paper didn't just hack the phones of celebrities and royals but crime victims and fallen soldiers. trying to contain the fallout, the prime minister announced two separate probes. and he promised tighter rules for britain's free-for-all press. >> mr. murdoch. >> reporter: rupert murdoch sits on top of the media empire that runs the media world. as well as wall street journal and fox. >> reporter: news of the world has been the primary news for brit
be. >> reporter: the pullout comes just hours after britain's phone hacking scandal hit the houses of parl parliament. >> what has happened at this company is disgraceful. it has to be addressed. and they need to stop thinking about mergers until they sort out the mess they've created. >> they have warned murdoch to back out. but newscorps folded first, saying it was too difficult to progress in the current climate. murdoch is facing charges that his paper, news of the world, hacked into phones. the study has also brought scandal to the prime minister. hiring andycologiston as his communications chief. police arrested colson last week, accusing him of lying about the hacking. >> what the public wants us to do is address this firestorm. they want us to sort out bad practices at the media. >> reporter: a small group of proitivitiors marched outside murdoch's london home. as a car carrying the newscorps boss sped past cameras. members of parliament could question murdoch, his son james and rebecca next week. in london, tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news remember. >> and murdoch is still
to commemorate the 9/11 attack. >>> what britain's prime minister wants done to all media. ,,,,,,,, >>> it is 6:30. mostly sunny. and 87 degrees. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a judge in london will dig further into the phone hacking scandal that has rocked lond an's moodia empire -- london's media empire. >> reporter: the british judge leading the first public hearings into the phone hacking scandal says he will be demanding evidence from witnesses. >> it may be tempting for a number of people to close ranks and suggest the problem is or was local towards a small group of journalists, then operating "news of the world." >> reporter: brian levinson says they will look into the media's relationship with the public, police and politicians. >> very, very serious. >> reporter: parliament grilled newscorps boss, rupert murdoch last week. >> reporter: the government backed investigation will look into allegations eavesdropping was happening at other media outlets, too. several journalists are on the panel, along wi
. >>> there is now a death that could be connected to the phone hacking scandal in britain. it comes as the scandal spreads taking down some of london's top cops. >> reporter: the reporter who blew the whistle on alleged phone hacking at the news of the world has been found dead at his home in england. sean horn's death does not appear to be suspicious. the development comes on the same day as senior london police officer resigned. assistant commissioner john yates decided not to reopen an investigation two years ago into allegations the paper was tapping phones. >> i have acted with complete integrity and my conscious is clear. >> reporter: yates' registration resignation comes in the heels of the police chief stepping down monday. he's cutting his trip to south africa short as he trys to convince the public the investigation will be conducted. brooks was arrested over the weekend and released on jail. she spent hours answering questions about what she knew about hacking while she was in charge. >> she is not guilty of any criminal offense. >>> police have arrested at least 10 people in connecti
in britain over a phone-hacking scandal. looking at missing children and terror attack victims. charlie d'agata reports from london. now, lawmakers are getting involved. >>> a british tabloid reporter may have hacked into the phones of a 13-year-old missing girl and families of suicide bombings. journalists of rupert murdoch's news of the world are accused of listening in. the tabloid also allegedly tapped into the account of missing 13-year-old millie doweller, not only listening to her voice mail but deleting frantic messages from her relatives. the activity on the phone gave her family hope she was still alive. she was found dead. >> there this disgusting and disgraceful. there are no words to say how this affects the parents. >> prompting an emergency session and calls for an immediate session. >> we're talking about murder victims. potentially terrorist victims, having their phones hacked into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> mick jagger, eric clapton, gwyneth paltrow and hugh grant. >> i think there's a national revulsion here about what they did. >> reporter: at the center of the c
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